Tuesday December 1 – 5, 19, 97 and numerous other departments were dispatched for a working barn fire in Pike off of Hill Church Rd. Southeastern Berks Tanker Task Force was added to the assignment, and a second alarm was struck for additional personnel. Responding from Eastern Berks were Engine 97-3, Attack 97, Tankers 97-2 and 97-3, and Brush 97-3. Firefighters worked to contain the heat and flames, but news reports cited the property owner saying that more than 100 racing pigeons were housed in the barn and believed to be lost in the fire. We thank Rick Bugero of Oley Division of Fire and Rescue for the arrival photo.